28th March 2015

KIDERO orders immediate seizure of MIKE SONKO’s vehicles and says he’ll not resign The Kenyan DAILY POST Editor’s Choice 07:16 Friday March 27, 2015 – Nairobi Governor, Dr Evans Kidero, has today directed the City Inspectorate Department to impound unregistered Sonko Rescue Team ambulances and fire brigade engines saying they are operating without valid licences. Speaking at his office, Kidero said as a city Covernor, he will not allow anybody to operate ambulances and fire brigade engines without a valid licence and professional workers. “I order the Nairobi City Inspectorate to crackdown all Sonko Rescue Team vehicles and ambulances with immediate effect. I cannot allow Nairobi residents to be exposed to danger by an individual who is known for other things,” Kidero. Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko, who is behind the popular project is yet to comment because the project is helping thousands of Nairobi residents and it is not clear whether Kidero will succeed on this. Among the services offered by the Sonko Rescue Team include ambulance, hearse, breakdown, wedding transport, water, security and emergency response services. On whether he will resign over corruption scandals facing him after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed all public/ state officials, Kidero said he was not shaken by the EACC report because he has never been grilled by the commission. He termed “Uhuru’s list of shame” as “rumors” saying he will continue working for Nairobi residents.

KIDERO orders immediate seizure of MIKE SONKO’s vehicles and says he’ll not resign The Kenyan DAILY POST Editor’s Choice 07:16 Friday March 27, 2015 – Nairobi Governor, Dr Evans Kidero, has today directed the City Inspectorate Department to impound unregistered Sonko Rescue Team ambulances and fire brigade engines saying they are operating without valid licences. Speaking at his office, Kidero said as a city Covernor, he will not allow anybody to operate ambulances and fire brigade engines without a valid licence and professional workers. “I order the Nairobi City Inspectorate to crackdown all Sonko Rescue Team vehicles and ambulances with immediate effect. I cannot allow Nairobi residents to be exposed to danger by an individual who is known for other things,” Kidero. Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko, who is behind the popular project is yet to comment because the project is helping thousands of Nairobi residents and it is not clear whether Kidero will succeed on this. Among the services offered by the Sonko Rescue Team include ambulance, hearse, breakdown, wedding transport, water, security and emergency response services. On whether he will resign over corruption scandals facing him after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed all public/ state officials, Kidero said he was not shaken by the EACC report because he has never been grilled by the commission. He termed “Uhuru’s list of shame” as “rumors” saying he will continue working for Nairobi residents.

KIDERO orders immediate seizure of MIKE SONKO’s vehicles and says he’ll not resign   Friday March 27, 2015 - Nairobi Governor, Dr Evans Kidero, has today directed the City Inspectorate Department to impound unregistered Sonko Rescue Team ambulances and fire brigade engines saying they are operating without valid licences. Speaking at his office, Kidero said as a city Covernor, he will not allow anybody to operate ambulances and fire brigade engines without a valid licence and professional workers. “I order the ...
28th March 2015

MUTHAMA says UHURU should be the first to resign over 1.5b Anglo-Leasing Scandal

MUTHAMA says UHURU should be the first to resign over 1.5b Anglo-Leasing Scandal   Friday March 27, 2015 - Machakos Senator, Johnston Muthama, on Thursday said President Uhuru Kenyatta should stop shouting about corruption because his office is the one that leads in corruption in Kenya. Addressing journalists immediately after Uhuru addressed a joint Parliamentary session on Thursday, Muthama, whose name has been adversely mentioned in corruption scandals facing the Judiciary, said Uhuru should be the first to resign because ...
28th March 2015

RAILA’s CORD dismisses UHURU’s speech in Parliament yesterday as empty rhetoric The Kenyan DAILY POST Editor’s Choice 06:11 WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT: STATEMENT BY CORD ON PRESIDENT KENYATTA’S WAR ON CORRUPTION: Ladies and gentlemen, The president spoke yesterday. We attentively listened, took time to digest his speech and dig into his declarations. We beg to respond. We wish to challenge the President from the outset to choose between playing politics with corruption and fighting it; between fighting opponents and supposed political enemies and saving his government and our country from the stifling grip of corruption. The President has to choose between business as usual, politics as usual and a radical transformation that will save our billions being lost in the bottomless pit of corruption which his administration has opened and from which close members of his inner circle dip frequently. What the president delivered yesterday is an attempt at whitewashing corruption and a move to compromise war on corruption while purporting to be fighting the vice. We are ready to say No, and we are here to say no. In the President’s speech, we see the clearest confirmation of what we have always suspected; that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is a confused and compromised institution that can no longer be trusted to fight corruption. It is instead being used to fight and fix opponents and supposed enemies of the Jubilee regime. There are clear omissions in the President’s side, omissions we believe are deliberate, calculated and cleared from the very top level of his administration. We have serious objections to a supposedly independent anti-corruption agency that secretly submits a list of alleged corruption suspect to the President, which the President then proceeds to table in Parliament in limited copies available only to the two speakers who are from his side of the Coalition. Why do we oppose this? Simple. The President is himself is not above reproach or above investigation. The President is a potential client of the EACC over corruption. The Presidency is itself a leading suspect in the massive corruption scandals muzzling the nation. Top political leaders and technocrats in the Presidency have been linked to acts of bribery and collusion to defraud the public of money, land, playgrounds, procurement indecencies, you name it. The IEBC remains intact and does not feature in the President’s list, yet its partners in crime are in jail in London. So much is going on in the Ministry of Devolution particularly at the NYS and the Ministry of Health where tenders go to the best of friends and highest bidders, yet the president is playing favourites. Whole institutions like PAC and Agriculture committee are being accused wholesome. Yet institutions act through individuals, culpability is personal, wrongs are committed by individual officers. The infamous “Sky Team” that is linked to presidency and who fly all over the republic donating millions to harambees, money skimmed from inflated tenders, and whose activities have been brought to the attention of the government, are conspicuous by their absence from the list. The president refused to utter a word on the increasing tribalisation of the nation where appointments are based on your tribe, not ability. That is the Presidency that EACC is working secretly with; the presidency that now purports to be naming who is involved in corruption. As law abiding leaders, we know that EACC is supposed to arraign suspects in court, not report them secretly to the President, a member of the Executive who should have nothing to do with the EACC in the stipulated separation of powers. We are talking about the same EACC that is at war with itself, where juniors have demanded the sacking of their boss, the chairman Mumo Matemu. That demand was equally delivered to the wrong person, the President who should by law keep EACC affair and whom the EACC should demonstrably be independent of. A petition of that nature ought to have been taken to Parliament. This is the same EACC whose CEO has gone ahead to submit a list of supposedly corrupt individuals to the President, without involving the organization’s leadership, most notably the Board. As we speak a number of the governors and public officers whose names are said to be in the President’s list have never been contacted, never been interrogated by the EACC and never even been alerted that they are under investigation. One governor this morning called the regional EACC officers in his county and they confessed they never submitted his name to Nairobi and are not aware that he is under investigation. A number of public officers, including Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries have indicated that they are staying put as they are aware the President has power to sack them formally in writing if he is convinced they have committed an offence. Elected and appointed leaders are being subjected to public lynching without being heard. That the president condones this illegality and connivance is an indication that he is keen to politicize corruption and ready to abdicate authority to fight for corruption. And in usual much talk and less action tradition, we have a presidency purporting to be apologizing for past crimes and offering money for sins of the past while making no attempt to return to the public what was stolen from them by past regimes, including large swathes of land all over the republic. Instead of offering to repossess and return the land to the owners, investigate and prosecute past crimes like assassinations, historical injustices and disappearance, the president is offering to take public money to compensate victims while beneficiaries of corruptly and unjustly acquired wealth keep their loot. The President is offering apology and money while sitting on the report of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. This is hypocrisy at its worst. We reject it without reservations. And our message remains what we have been saying. We want the President to fight the corruption that he has agreed is pervasive. The war must begin within his own court and must bring down some of the very people who sit in counsel with him only to go out and grab public land, import maize and sugar that cripple the efforts of our farmers. The President had better be warned that he risks being perceived as a h

RAILA’s CORD dismisses UHURU’s speech in Parliament yesterday as empty rhetoric The Kenyan DAILY POST Editor’s Choice 06:11 WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT: STATEMENT BY CORD ON PRESIDENT KENYATTA’S WAR ON CORRUPTION: Ladies and gentlemen, The president spoke yesterday. We attentively listened, took time to digest his speech and dig into his declarations. We beg to respond. We wish to challenge the President from the outset to choose between playing politics with corruption and fighting it; between fighting opponents and supposed political enemies and saving his government and our country from the stifling grip of corruption. The President has to choose between business as usual, politics as usual and a radical transformation that will save our billions being lost in the bottomless pit of corruption which his administration has opened and from which close members of his inner circle dip frequently. What the president delivered yesterday is an attempt at whitewashing corruption and a move to compromise war on corruption while purporting to be fighting the vice. We are ready to say No, and we are here to say no. In the President’s speech, we see the clearest confirmation of what we have always suspected; that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is a confused and compromised institution that can no longer be trusted to fight corruption. It is instead being used to fight and fix opponents and supposed enemies of the Jubilee regime. There are clear omissions in the President’s side, omissions we believe are deliberate, calculated and cleared from the very top level of his administration. We have serious objections to a supposedly independent anti-corruption agency that secretly submits a list of alleged corruption suspect to the President, which the President then proceeds to table in Parliament in limited copies available only to the two speakers who are from his side of the Coalition. Why do we oppose this? Simple. The President is himself is not above reproach or above investigation. The President is a potential client of the EACC over corruption. The Presidency is itself a leading suspect in the massive corruption scandals muzzling the nation. Top political leaders and technocrats in the Presidency have been linked to acts of bribery and collusion to defraud the public of money, land, playgrounds, procurement indecencies, you name it. The IEBC remains intact and does not feature in the President’s list, yet its partners in crime are in jail in London. So much is going on in the Ministry of Devolution particularly at the NYS and the Ministry of Health where tenders go to the best of friends and highest bidders, yet the president is playing favourites. Whole institutions like PAC and Agriculture committee are being accused wholesome. Yet institutions act through individuals, culpability is personal, wrongs are committed by individual officers. The infamous “Sky Team” that is linked to presidency and who fly all over the republic donating millions to harambees, money skimmed from inflated tenders, and whose activities have been brought to the attention of the government, are conspicuous by their absence from the list. The president refused to utter a word on the increasing tribalisation of the nation where appointments are based on your tribe, not ability. That is the Presidency that EACC is working secretly with; the presidency that now purports to be naming who is involved in corruption. As law abiding leaders, we know that EACC is supposed to arraign suspects in court, not report them secretly to the President, a member of the Executive who should have nothing to do with the EACC in the stipulated separation of powers. We are talking about the same EACC that is at war with itself, where juniors have demanded the sacking of their boss, the chairman Mumo Matemu. That demand was equally delivered to the wrong person, the President who should by law keep EACC affair and whom the EACC should demonstrably be independent of. A petition of that nature ought to have been taken to Parliament. This is the same EACC whose CEO has gone ahead to submit a list of supposedly corrupt individuals to the President, without involving the organization’s leadership, most notably the Board. As we speak a number of the governors and public officers whose names are said to be in the President’s list have never been contacted, never been interrogated by the EACC and never even been alerted that they are under investigation. One governor this morning called the regional EACC officers in his county and they confessed they never submitted his name to Nairobi and are not aware that he is under investigation. A number of public officers, including Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries have indicated that they are staying put as they are aware the President has power to sack them formally in writing if he is convinced they have committed an offence. Elected and appointed leaders are being subjected to public lynching without being heard. That the president condones this illegality and connivance is an indication that he is keen to politicize corruption and ready to abdicate authority to fight for corruption. And in usual much talk and less action tradition, we have a presidency purporting to be apologizing for past crimes and offering money for sins of the past while making no attempt to return to the public what was stolen from them by past regimes, including large swathes of land all over the republic. Instead of offering to repossess and return the land to the owners, investigate and prosecute past crimes like assassinations, historical injustices and disappearance, the president is offering to take public money to compensate victims while beneficiaries of corruptly and unjustly acquired wealth keep their loot. The President is offering apology and money while sitting on the report of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. This is hypocrisy at its worst. We reject it without reservations. And our message remains what we have been saying. We want the President to fight the corruption that he has agreed is pervasive. The war must begin within his own court and must bring down some of the very people who sit in counsel with him only to go out and grab public land, import maize and sugar that cripple the efforts of our farmers. The President had better be warned that he risks being perceived as a h

RAILA’s CORD dismisses UHURU’s speech in Parliament yesterday as empty rhetoric   WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT:  STATEMENT BY CORD ON PRESIDENT KENYATTA’S WAR ON CORRUPTION: Ladies and gentlemen, The president spoke yesterday. We attentively listened, took time to digest his speech and dig into his declarations. We beg to respond. We wish to challenge the President from the outset to choose between playing politics with corruption and fighting it; between fighting opponents and supposed political enemies and saving ...
28th March 2015

As RUTO and MUNYA shiver over the LIST of SHAME, see what ALFRED MUTUA is up to

As RUTO and MUNYA shiver over the LIST of SHAME, see what ALFRED MUTUA is up to   Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been investigated by EACC for refusing to buy luxurious gas guzzlers for his Government's Ministers and instead buying cheaper, humble cars. Whereas other Governors were buying cars worth 150 million Kshs, Mutua spent Ksh. 33M to buy 15 Subaru Outbacks and a Land Cruiser V8 for use by his County Ministers. Sources who have seen the ...
28th March 2015

Even as Kenyans celebrate, JAKOYO MIDIWO remains adamant until UHRU/ RUTO act

Even as Kenyans celebrate, JAKOYO MIDIWO remains adamant until UHRU/ RUTO act   Friday March 27, 2015 - Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo, on Thursday praised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech that called for public officers implicated in graft to resign and also on his apology for historical injustices. Addressing journalists outside Parliament Buildings, Midiwo, who is also the Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, said this is the message Kenyans have been waiting for over 50 years and Uhuru has just hit ...
28th March 2015

Drug peddler SHOCKS courtroom in Mombasa as he says tough talking, NELSON, is his father

Drug peddler SHOCKS courtroom in Mombasa as he says tough talking, NELSON, is his father Th Friday March 27, 2015 - A Mombasa court was this week treated to a rude shock after a notorious drug peddler sensationally claimed that Mombasa County Commissioner, Nelson Marwa, was his biological father. Joseph Marwa, who was arrested near Sapphire Hotel on March 19th with a roll of bh@ng barely a month after he was released from Shimo La Tewa Prison where he ...
28th March 2015

I’ll NEVER RESIGN until I receive a letter from the appointing authority – CS tells UHURU

I'll NEVER RESIGN until I receive a letter from the appointing authority – CS tells UHURU   Friday March 27, 2015 - Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Felix Koskei, has today said he is not aware of the directive issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta that called on all public officials mentioned by EACC to step aside and pave way for investigations. 'If there are substantive allegations, I will step aside, but after I get an official letter from the EACC, ...
28th March 2015

ABABU NAMWAMBA’s son still bullying & breaking classmates’ bones despite complaints

ABABU NAMWAMBA’s son still bullying & breaking classmates’ bones despite complaints   Friday March 27, 2015 - Over a year since parents of Nairobi School complained of Budalangi MP, Ababu Namwamba’s son bullying their sons and breaking their bones with his karate skills, the spoilt kid still “monolizes” his classmates and the Principal is doing nothing. He locks the poor students in private rooms with the help of other impish students and beats them proper in turns without ...